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Washington's Crossing, David Hackett Fischer

Label
Washington's Crossing
Title
Washington's Crossing
Statement of responsibility
David Hackett Fischer
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Six months after the Declaration of Independence, the American Revolution was all but lost. A powerful British force had routed the Americans at New York, occupied three colonies, and advanced within sight of Philadelphia. Yet George Washington, and many other Americans, refused to let the Revolution die. On Christmas night, as a howling nor'easter struck the Delaware Valley, he led his men across the river and attacked the exhausted Hessian garrison at Trenton, killing or capturing nearly a thousand men. A second battle of Trenton followed within days. The Americans held off a counterattack by Lord Cornwallis's best troops, then were almost trapped by the British force. Under cover of night, Washington's men stole behind the enemy and struck them again, defeating a brigade at Princeton. The British were badly shaken. In twelve weeks of winter fighting, their army suffered severe damage, their hold on New Jersey was broken, and their strategy was ruined. Fischer's richly textured narrative reveals the crucial role of contingency in these events. We see how the campaign unfolded in a sequence of difficult choices by many, from generals to civilians, on both sides. While British and German forces remained rigid and hierarchical, Americans evolved an open and flexible system that was fundamental to their success. The startling success of Washington and his compatriots not only saved the faltering American Revolution, but helped to give it new meaning."--Publisher's description
Member of
Awards note
Pulitzer Prize, History, 2005.
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1935-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fischer, David Hackett
Dewey number
973.3/32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
E263.P4
LC item number
F575 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Pivotal moments in American history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • American Revolution (1775-1783)
  • Washington, George
  • Washington, George
  • Delaware River Valley (N.Y.-Del. and N.J.)
  • United States
  • Armed Forces
  • Pennsylvania
  • United States
  • Amerikaanse Vrijheidsoorlog
  • Keerpunten
  • Veldslagen
  • Delaware-River-Gebiet
  • USA
  • Revolution (U.S.), 1775-1783
  • Pulitzer prizes
Label
Washington's Crossing, David Hackett Fischer
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-486) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Three armies in America:-- The rebels -- The regulars -- The Hessians -- A cataract of disaster:-- Plan of the campaign -- The fall of New York -- The retreat -- The pivot point:-- The crisis -- The occupation -- The opportunity -- The crossing:-- The river -- The march -- The surprise -- Risking it all:-- Hard choices -- Good g round -- The bridge -- The boldest stroke:-- Two councils -- The Battle at Princeton -- The aftermath
Control code
ocm53075605
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 564 pages
Isbn
9780195170344
Lccn
2003019858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53075605
  • (OCoLC)53075605
Label
Washington's Crossing, David Hackett Fischer
Link
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 459-486) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Three armies in America:-- The rebels -- The regulars -- The Hessians -- A cataract of disaster:-- Plan of the campaign -- The fall of New York -- The retreat -- The pivot point:-- The crisis -- The occupation -- The opportunity -- The crossing:-- The river -- The march -- The surprise -- Risking it all:-- Hard choices -- Good g round -- The bridge -- The boldest stroke:-- Two councils -- The Battle at Princeton -- The aftermath
Control code
ocm53075605
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
x, 564 pages
Isbn
9780195170344
Lccn
2003019858
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53075605
  • (OCoLC)53075605

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